The Harugari Singing Society is sponsoring two events, both at the 66Highland Street Club Grounds, in March. On Friday, March 16, is an Irish Family Dinner from 5-9. Menu is a traditional corned beef and cabbage dinner with Irish music. Price is 15. Call Barbara at (203) 645-3656 or The club (203) 933-9930 for reservations.
A Family Easter Brunch & Egg Hunt is set for Sunday, March 25 from 10-1:30. Menu is all-you-can-eat pancakes, along with a topping bar, coffee and dessert. The egg hunt is from 1-1:30. Adult price is $10 per person, children 12 and under, $5. For reservations call Barbara Pokora, (203) 640-3656, or Sue Stockinger, (203) 932-3106.
The West Haven Italian-American Ladies Auxiliary presents The Jersey Four with Anthony Ierulli, A Tribute to Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, on Saturday, April 7, from 6-11 p.m. at the club, 85 Chase Lane. Buffet dinner, Cash bar, costs $45 in advance, $50 at the door. Respond by March 27. For tickets, contact, Natalie DeRosa, (203) 915-4093 or Linda Smith, (203) 772-5961.
The West Haven Italian-American Civic Association Senior Center is seeking new members to join its Tuesday senior gathering. Come join a group of friendly seniors in an afternoon of good company, with Bingo, cards, trips to casinos and conversations with like-minded people, and more. Meetings are at the club each Tuesday from 11 to 3. The cost is just $3 per week to cover expenses. Refreshments are offered at no additional cost. Call Mickey on (203) 606-0925 for further information.
The First Congregational Church, 464 Campbell Ave., will host its monthly used book sale, White Elephant Sale, SERRV Shop and Clothes Closet on Saturday March 17, from 9 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. Along with the monthly sales, there will be an Easter Fest featuring lots of food, bake sale, vendors, raffles, and the Easter Bunny. (203) 933-6291
Senior Center trips
The West Haven Senior Center is offering the following trips:
Westchester Broadway Theater – to see Sister Act, April 5, $89 per-person waiting list;
Foxwoods Casino-Tuesday, March 27, $25 per person. Bonus $10 at restaurant or free buffet, $10 slot play. Bus leaves at 8:00 a.m. Pay by check to West Haven Senior Trip Account;
Aqua Turf Club – Celebrate Italia, Tuesday, July 17, $65 per person; show features popular Italian singer Dominic DePasquale and New England’s top musicians! All entrees served family style (salad, fruit, penne with meatballs and sausage, chicken parmesan, vegetables, dessert). Complimentary coffee & donuts, complimentary glass of beer or wine and complimentary door prizes. Bus leaves Savin Rock Conference Center at 10:00 a.m.;
“The Glen Campbell Experience” – Friday, June 1, at Nelson Hall, Cheshire $64 per person. The man and his music; show features longtime professional entertainer, Jimmy Mazz. Trip will include lunch at the conservatory and the show at Nelson Hall at 2 p.m. Bus leaves 11 a.m. from Savin Rock Conference Center.
Call (203) 937-3507 for more information.
The West Haven Garden Club will hold its monthly meeting on Thursday, March 8 at St. Louis Church on 89 Bull Hill Lane at 11:30 a.m. After the meeting a luncheon will follow and the program will be a swap exchange on flowers and plants. Price is $5 for guests. For further information please call Iris at (203) 937-1674.
First Congregational Church on the Green will host an Easter Festival and Craft Fair on Saturday, March 17 from 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Vendors are sought for the event. As a nod to St Patrick’s Day, lunch will include corned beef sandwiches, beef stew, and creamy potato soup. Along with our vendors, this year’s festival includes a silent auction, raffles, a bake sale, kids’ egg tree and crafts, our multi-room book sale, the White Elephant sale, the SERRV Shop, and pictures with Easter Bunny. Contact the First Congregational Church of West Haven for an application, (203) 933-6291.
Senior trips offered
F. Seniors and Friends offers the following trips to the public. All trips leave First Avenue commuter lot:
Trip to Atlantic City – May 14-16. Two nights, slot play, four meals, show. $229 per person, must be paid in full by March 20.
To get a flyer or book trips, call Fred Mongillo, (203) 389-5808 or (203) 927-4249.
The Liberty Coin Show is back at the Elks Club, 265 Main St., on the third Sunday of the month. Buy and sell your coins. The organizers invite hobbyists to be part of the many displays. Food and beverages are on the menu. This year’s dates are: Jan. 21, March 18, May 20, June 17, Aug. 19, Oct. 21, and December 16. For more information, call Parry Carpinella, (203) 248-1053.
Balancing the care of a family member, a household and a job is overwhelming. Meet with a representative from VNA Community Healthcare’s Family Caregiver Support Network for a FREE consultation to discuss your personal care-giving issues, receive tips, guidance and explore solutions. Call VNA Community Healthcare’s Helpline at 1 (866) 474-5230 (toll free) to schedule a private in-person or phone session with one of our family caregiver experts. Consultations are held by appointment at several convenient locations including West Haven, Hamden and North Haven.
The Seth Haley Memorial Loan Fund of West Haven provides eligible college students with loans of up to $2500 to help students finish their post high school education. Applicants must be West Haven residents who have completed two or more years of college or post-secondary work or be in their final two years of advanced work. Any West Haven resident attending college or a post high school professional, technical or trade school can be eligible for a loan. Repayments do not begin, and no interest will be charged until one year after graduation. If you are interested in making an application for a loan, please call Mary Radziszewski at (203) 934-0396 or Gert Beckwith at (203) 934-6921 or write to 92 Lake St.